I’ve been checking out Zed - zed.dev… - a new super-fast, multiplayer code editor.
I know editors are a deeply person thing, but I only lightly tinker with editor settings and hope for sensible defaults. Zed ticks the boxes for me. I’m impressed: it’s fast, minimal and the developers seem receptive to the community at github.com…
It’s currently in alpha, but I’ve (currently) got invite codes if you’d like to kick the tyres - barryfrost.com…
I got access to the Bluesky private beta (thanks Ryan!) and have been kicking the iOS app’s tyres. The app experience is basic but familiar. You can clearly see its Twitter roots. I was also pleased to be able to follow Aaron’s guide to using my personal domain as my handle.
The AT Protocol is also nicely designed. The federated social network world is certainly heating up.
I’d love to swap my Echo devices for HomePods, especially the new full-size ones, for privacy and HomeKit ecosystem reasons, but they’re not quite there for me. I can live with Siri being inferior to Alexa or Google Assistant for searches, but I need these:
BBC radio apps (or native support) so I can say “Play Radio 4” or “Play 6 Music”. This is probably 80% of my use of the Echo in the kitchen.
Full Spotify Connect so I can resume or control playback from my laptop or phone. AirPlaying audio...
I’m treating my job search like a full-time job and finding I’m just as busy with calls and messages. I have a few exciting roles at early stages and feeling positive. I’m also enjoying swapping leads with other ex-colleagues - something positive out of all the #layoffs.
Well it’s been a disappointing start to the year… yesterday I was let go from my job. Although it was one of several redundancies it’s still a bit of a gut punch and the first time I’ve been laid off. Hey ho. Time to move on and get stuck into a job search.
Congratulations to @paulrobertlloyd on the launch of getindiekit.com.… It’s an incredibly polished and well-designed #indieweb tool. If you’re thinking of setting up a personal website (you should!) then you should definitely be checking out Indiekit.
I’ve added Mastodon syndication to my website’s backend, which means this post should appear on my website (barryfrost.com), my Twitter account (@barryf) and my Mastodon account (@firstname.lastname@example.org). #indieweb
After the poor comms from @heroku over their recent breach I’m trying out @render to host a Ruby app I’ve run there for years. I’ll be sad to shut down my account, but I’d rather use a platform that’s not been left to wither. twitter.com…
First gig: Silver Sun.
Last gig: Arab Strap.
Best gig: Gene.
Seen most: Shed Seven.
Most surprising: Chas & Dave.
Next concert: Martin Rossiter.
Wish I could have seen: Nick Drake. twitter.com…
This three-part podcast from @devleadership_ on engineering leadership roles is well worth queueing up. Plenty of takeaways from Jason Warner (@jasoncwarner) and Eiso Kant (@eisokant). podcasts.apple.com…
Tomorrow I’m assembling my team for the first time together in real life for workshops and /collaboration/ in a conference room. I had to dig around to find my Sharpies, Post-Its, exercise print-outs and an HDMI adapter. It’s been a while!
Nice try, Apple… sending a kill command to brick my iPhone in the early hours of this morning on the day the shiny, new 13 is released. Sneaky. The display flickered forlornly before it finally gave up. Thankfully my mobile insurance covers a replacement 😥